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Saxagliptin And Metformin Medication
Do you know any diabetic drug for type 2? I've used onglyza, (saxagliptin) metformin and now glumetza. They all gave me pain.
Type 2 Diabetes meds: There are 6 classes of oral diabetes meds with multiple meds in each class leaving > 20 oral meds to choose from; I'm sure any primary care physician can find ones for you that you will tolerate and control your diabetes. There also several injectable meds not including insulin, which is the most "natural" way to treat diabetes. ...Read more
My body doesn't tolerate diabetic drugs. I was on onglyza (saxagliptin) and metformin and changed to glumetza 2 days ago and already not responding well. What to do?
Insulin: Might be your only help I you can't tolerate any medication. It is natural and there is no one who can't tolerate insulin. But uncontrolled diabetes will prematurely kill you either by you kidneys, a heart attack, stroke, or before that make you blind. You really need to work with your doctor for your benefit! ...Read more
Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza (saxagliptin)? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.
No: Unfortunately not. The best way to reduce the cost of medicines for type 2 diabetes is to work on your diet and lose weight so you can be weaned off of some of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about diabetes education classes or seeing a nutritionist. Also, make sure you are exercising, it helps your body's tissues use the glucose in your blood and helps control your blood sugar. ...Read more
Type II diabetic for1 yr. Lost 50 lbs. Thru exercise, diet. Am taking metformin, onglyza, (saxagliptin) lipitor. Is there hope that I can get off these drugs?
Great job!: Yes, there is always hope. Just keep taking care of yourself, eating appropriately with good nutrient-rich food and exercising. Follow closely with your doctor to see what might be able to be reduced and eliminated over time. Keep it up! ...Read more
Why does onglyza (saxagliptin) have only 2.5mg & 5mg while metformin has 500mg & 1000mg? Why is there big difference in terms of chemical amount?
Two different compou: These are two different compounds and belong to different group of medicines, and their effectiveness is based on different dosage. All meds are different compounds and different dosage. ...Read more
I'm taking onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5mg and metformin 500mg for a month now. Is this safe? I want to be off these medicines. Will I be cured if taking them?
Is it safe to take 5 metformin pills & 5 onglyza (saxagliptin) pills on 1 day and take a break for 5 days while fasting?
My A1c is 6.5. Is that good enough. I want it to be lower to stop taking medicine. Now I take 1 metformin 500mg 1 day and next day have 2.5 mg onglyza (saxagliptin)?
Good control: Your A1c is very good and at goal. At this level, your risk of getting diabetes complications is low. If you want to lower the amount of pills, try to lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Remain active as this makes your Insulin more sensitive. You should be taking metformin and Onglyza (saxagliptin) everyday instead of alternating every other day. ...Read more
I've been on onglyza (saxagliptin) for some time now and recently added metformin for more than a month. Should I watch out for kidney issues & pancreatitis?
Let your Doctor/moni: Metformin is a very safe drug and your doctor will monitor the effectiveness and side effects of metformin with onglyzza. Most common side effect of metformin is gastro intestinal side effects but as you use over time it is well tolerated. Your doctor will monitor your creatinine level as to the safe use of metformin. ...Read more
As diabetic is glucose of 122 good after 3 hrs of eating? Since it's gone down tremendously, should I lower dosage? Take 2.5 onglyza (saxagliptin) & 500 metformin.
Hi, If PP sugar is high what medicine dose needs to be raised, kombilglyze (metformin & saxagliptin)or blisto (metformin & glimperide. Pls help?
In addition to taking onglyza (saxagliptin) & metformin, I take blood sugar naturally cinnamon supreme capsules by dr. Stephen holt. Please advise.?
Ok: Sounds like a reasonable regimen....Depending your current degree of dm control. ...Read more
I just switched from metformin to onglyza (saxagliptin) and now have persistent headaches. Is this a common side effect? If and when will it subside?
Not common, but: Can happen. No way to tell if it's due to the Onglyza (saxagliptin) (which would be very uncommon) except to stop it and see what happens. Onglyza (saxagliptin) is usually added to metformin, not substituted for it, in fact, there is a combination pill with both drugs in it. ...Read more
Is there any other medicine that can work best for my mom who has diabetes. She is on Blisto 4MF and Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin) as prescribed by Dr. Still high. Help?
Hello dr. My hbac : 6.3, sgpt 50, MCV 80.4 and MCH is 26.3, could you please give me the tips to make it, right now I am taking kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin) 1000 m?
You need more than:
What can be offered in this forum. From the information you provided you seem to have pre-diabetes mellitus. You may be able to avoid becoming diabetic by losing weight, exercising regularly and by changing your diet. You should consult with your doctor for your personalized regimen. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/prediabetes/ds00624. ...Read more
Moms fasting sugar is 140 & PP 210.Is on meds as prescribed by Dr. She is on Blisto 4MF morning & evening & Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin) in evening. How to control. Thx?
I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?
Do onglyza (saxagliptin) & metformin taken together 4 a long time likely cause liver issues 4 someone with chronic hepatitis b carrier?
Unlikely: These are generally safe medication and unlikely to cause any liver problem. If you are taking these meds, you should get periodic lab tests to check your liver and kidney function. ...Read more
What happens if she takes metformin 500 mg ER with no medical problems this medication is used for?
Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more
Usually no: Metformin is an excellent diabetes medication because it lowers your blood sugar by making you more sensitive to your own insulin, but it will not allow your glucose to go low. Other diabetes medications (glyburide or other sulfonylureas; insulin) can give you hypoglycemia. If your sugars are "low", maybe you don't need the metformin. Has something changed from when you were started (eg wt loss)? ...Read more
Multiple: The medicines used should be dependent on your diabetes, lifestyle, compliance as you and your doctor decide. There is sulfonyl urea, dpp4 inhibitor. Tzd, antiabsorptives, modifiers of renal threshold, and even injectables not insulin. Talk to your doctor and discuss what is best for you. ...Read more
Middle backache due to diabetic medication (glucophage (metformin) or glucontrol) is it possiable?
No: They are not known for this symptom. ...Read more
Is glucophage (metformin) a good medication for my type 2 diabetes? I don't hear good things about how it makes you feel.
I am currently taking metformin and spirolactone. Will I have a bad reaction if I sibutramine along with the medication I am taking? What will occur?
???: Silbutramine was taken off the market in most of the civilized world several years ago because of cardiac concerns. Why are you still receiving it? ...Read more
I'm taking metformin for pcos, let's be real I wanna get wasted this Fourth of July, I want more than 2 drinks, should I stop my medication for 2 days?
Can birth control affect other medication you take? I take metformin for my diabetes and I wanna start birth control.
43yr old 210ibs, 5', 10", suffering from nonalcoholic fatty liver and metabolic syndrome, and tg340., will metformin help or any other medication?
My blood sugars were normally 85-95 and now they have been 110-113 in the morning I'm not liking this could there be something wrong? Should I go backon my metformin medication. Should I worry liver?
Check w/your doctor:
Check w/ your doctor. It sounds like your Insulin resistance has increased or your Insulin secretion ability has decreased. Recent infection, steroids, etc?
Why did you stop your metformin in the first place? Metformin has many positive actions other than keeping glucose down - it can also delay or prevent the development of diabetes. If you're overweight, lose. ...Read more
I drink coffee in morning can that affect my thyroid medication? I also take metformin, could that affect absorption?
What are some type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?
Diet/Exercise: Please talk to your physician or diabetic educator to develop a treatment plan and let them know you are wanting to look for non-medication treatments. Having said that, the main thing that has caused patients of mine to get off of their diabetic meds is weight loss, exercise, and eating a low-sugar/carb healthy diet. I know that's not easy, but it can make the progression of the disease slow. ...Read more
When I take my medication metformin I feel sharp pain throughout my intestines when I eat and my kidneys hurt as well what do I do?
Common side effects: Metformin has some common side effects...mostly intestinal, like what you explain. We encourage you take it on a full stomach. There are slow release forms of metformin that might help too. Otherwise you may need to check with your doc wether to lower the dosage a little, often this helps. If none of the above helps, ask your doc to look at an alternative to the Metformin. ...Read more
I have pcos is the medication given (metformin) a medication I will have to take for the rest of my life? Or how long is one on the meds?
No one knows: The long term safety of metformin for pcos has not been established, nor is it fda approved for pcos, and it is not a cure. However, as long as it works to control your symptoms and you are being followed by a pcp you should continue it. It helps control blood sugars, lowers testosterone production, slows the growth of abnormal hair, restores ovulation, and may help cholesterol levels and bmi. ...Read more